Asia stocks advanced on Friday after Wall Street ended volatile trade in positive territory, adding to the previous session’s big gains, although lingering investor jitters helped support safe-haven currencies such as the yen.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.8 percent. It has fallen 3 percent so far in December.
The Shanghai Composite Index moved up 0.35 percent.
Australian stocks added 1 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI climbed 0.5 percent. Japan’s Nikkei bucked the trend and slipped 0.3 percent, losing some steam after surging nearly 4 percent on Thursday.